- Promote and support the holistic wellness lifestyle.
- Provide and promote organically grown, sustainable produced food, goods and services that are locally and regionally sourced whenever possible.
- Promote the health and wellness of our community by providing resources and information empowering people to take their health and wellness into their own hands.
- Add to the enjoyment and enrichment of our greater community, and the expression of our common humanity.
- Clear transparent business practices
- Driving change in our economy and world with the power of our collective buying.
- Help create and participate in other cooperative community ventures and networks.
- A thriving community centered on hospitality, kindness and generosity.
Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. In the tradition of their founders, co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.
COOPERATIVES CAN BE USED TO ADDRESS A MULTITUDE OF SHARED NEEDS.
Producers like farmers, artisans or industrialists use co-ops to market or process their goods jointly.
Workers in areas as diverse as bicycle sales, baked goods production, and grocery sales use co-ops to create employment that offers many of the benefits of ownership: wages or income that directly corresponds to the economic results of the business.
Consumers use co-ops to gain better prices, acquire unique goods and services, or to meet social or cultural desires. The Di Vita Organic is in this category.
Private businesses or public entities can use cooperatives to gain purchasing power through bulk buying, obtain products or services that are difficult to obtain individually, or share administration of certain projects to reduce overhead costs.